June Regional Lean Healthcare Consortia Meeting

Valley Health is working on the plans for hosting our June meeting here at Valley Health.  The team at Page Memorial Hospital, located in scenic Luray, VA, led by Portia Brown (Lean Facilitator and Vice President, Performance Improvement) has volunteered to host the meeting.  They have done a lot of work to build a Lean culture within the hospital. Please let me know two things (in the comments below): Which date works better – Wed, June 29 or Thu, June 30 Is there a specific topic of...
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New Templates Posted!

Thank you to all who attended April's consortia meeting at Meritus Health and for the great discussion around the two topics of interest: Emergency Department direct bedding implementation (thank you to LVHN's Chris Kita for presenting) Leader Daily Rounding/Leader Standard work. I would also like to thank Darryl Benson from Frederick Memorial Hospital for offering to help administer this page. Not only is there a lot of willingness to share current best practices between health syste...
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SBAR Template for Sepsis

Template – SBAR for SepsisClick here or on the picture below to download an MS Word template using the SBAR format for suspected septic patients. Feel free to download and modify, as needed. Please let us know if you develop an improved format and we will be glad to share with others! 
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To A3 or Not to A3 (Lean.org)

Article by Norbert Majerus: Most engineers [and healthcare professionals] like structure, process, and standardized forms; especially as a way of applying order when situations seem to be losing theirs. It is this element of standardization that many find appealing —confidence and comfort amid familiarity. Some people also like “one-size-fits-all” tools but they are not always happy with the fit. When we first learned and implemented six sigma in Goodyear’s R&D function, I tried to awkwar...
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